Newsday runs a full-court press on Long Island high school boys basketball.
Laura Albanese, a Brooklyn native, graduated from Brooklyn College with a major in journalism and a minor in everything in 2007. She joined Newsday as an news-side intern on the Long Island desk that summer and became a part of High School sports department later that year. She has a varied journalistic background, having covered everything from the Brooklyn Supreme Court to girls gymnastics and back again for various outlets, including the Daily News. Her preference, though, remains baseball and soccer. She has yet to master not getting lost in Long Island while on the way to games.
As you may well know, every week, Newsday nominates the athletes of the week for each sport and puts them on a full page in the Sunday high school section.
There's like 10 of them. It's kinda hard to get on the list. So, since it takes me forever to make the nominations and it's dead quiet at Newsday HQ (What up, Good Friday), I thought I'd spend the time giving some (web) ink to the best...Read more »
A few very interesting numbers for you --
0-19. Roslyn's record in 2013.
88-15. The number of runs Division has scored, compared to their opponents in the first nine games of the season.
1. Division's ranking in Newsday's small school baseball poll.
3-2. A huge upset.
To understand the magnitude of Roslyn's upset over Division on Thursday, you need look no further than...Read more »